When it comes to any product that thing that you need to remember is that you are paying more for packaging than anything else. This is one of the reasons why buying in bulk is cheaper than just running down to the grocery store; a 5 gallon bucket of sunflower seeds uses a lot less packaging than the 100 bags it would take to fill that bucket. In most cases it makes sense to weight the money savings versus the space it will take up in your house when you are buying bulk, and bulk purchases are occasionally not too great of a deal you just get more of something than you would in traditional stores. There are a few items which are a no-brainer to buy in bulk and I have compiled the top 5 right here for you.
One of the smartest marketing tactics that has been used in the last decade is offering codes on products which are good for points which can be saved to purchase products. Some of these rewards programs are super awesome while others are pretty much pointless. To help you use your time more wisely I have compiled all of the best code rewards programs here in one place.
1. My Coke Rewards
If you are even an occasional coke drinker, you HAVE to use this program. It is as simple as entering in codes on the site and receiving points based on the size of the package. I have got a ton of stuff from coke, but I usually aim for more free coke products to save myself more money.
2. Disney Movie Rewards
Disney doesn't have to do anything, they know that you will shill out the 20 plus bucks to buy their movies; they offer their rewards program out of kindness of their hearts. Or it may be an incentive to actually buy the movie and not download it off the internet. Either way I have scored a comple of free movies from this rewards program just from the movies that my kids have received as gifts.
I take full advantage of the Pampers rewards program and I don't even buy my kid Pampers. Pampers offers tons of online codes and I have got my kids a few nice Melissa and Doug puzzles with these codes. They puzzles were actually pretty high points, you can get a lot of magazine subscriptions for barely any points at all.
I do not buy a lot of Kelloggs products which puts me on the bench on this one, but if you are a fan of their products they will definitely reward you. They offer a decent amount of points per year on their social media sites and their product points are enough to get you plenty of free products.
5. Fresh Step
I love when products like this offer points for free products. I probably get about two free boxes of kitty litter a year using the points I earn from buying kitty litter ( 2 cat household for reference.) It may not sound like a lot, but if a stranger walked up to you and said, "thanks for buying cat litter, here's 20 bucks," you wouldn't say no.
The Dollar Dad isn't about pinching pennies. He is about making and saving money in interesting way to live the best life you can.